Virginia Tech 51

(9-21, 2-16 ACC)

Georgia Tech 62

(15-16, 6-12 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    2:00 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia

    1 2 T
    VT 22 2951
    GT 29 3362

    Top Performers

    Virginia Tech: J. van Zegeren 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia Tech: D. Miller 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Carter leads Georgia Tech past Virginia Tech 62-51

    Associated Press

    ATLANTA -- Robert Carter Jr. scored 16 points, Daniel Miller and Trae Golden added 14 points and Georgia Tech beat Virginia Tech 62-51 Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams.

    The Yellow Jackets (15-16, 6-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won two straight after ending a four-game skid with an upset victory at No. 7 Syracuse on Tuesday.

    Joey van Zegeren finished with a career-high 21 points and seven rebounds for Virginia Tech (9-12, 2-16), which has dropped six in a row and 16 of 17.

    Coming off the 67-62 win over Syracuse -- the most illustrious victory in coach Brian Gregory's three-year tenure -- Georgia Tech never trailed after Golden's 3-pointer made it 19-18 with 3:40 left in the first half.

    Even so, the Jackets began the day in 13th in the 15-team ACC and are likely to miss the NCAA tournament and the NIT for the fourth straight year. They have a 16-36 league record under Gregory.

    Injuries and inconsistency have hurt Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech all season.

    Virginia Tech, under second-year coach James Johnson, finished last in the league for the second straight season.

    Carter scored from the left baseline and hit a jumper on consecutive possessions as the Jackets went up by 16.

    Johnson sought to calm down the Hokies, calling a timeout with 12:40 remaining. But after Marshall Wood hit a 3 from the left wing for Virginia Tech, Johnson followed with another 30-second timeout 2 minutes later with the Hokies trailing 50-33.

    Virginia Tech had a shot clock violation on the ensuing possession, and Carter hit a 19-footer to make it 52-33.

    Miller, who had a game-high nine rebounds, hit his first six shots from the field.

    The Hokies missed 19 of their first 26 shots before van Zegeren's layup cut the lead to 25-20 in the final minute of the first half.

    Jarell Eddie and Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech's two leading scorers this season, were a combined 4 for 18 from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 51 62
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 24-49 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

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